CRYPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS AND PULMONARY CRYPTOCOCCOSIS IN A NON-HIV INFECTED PATIENT
Lekha Pandit 1, Amit Agrawal 2 * , Shalini Shenoy 3, Ganesh Kamath 4
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1 K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Professor of Neurology, Karnataka,India2 K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Karnataka, India.3 Kasturba Medical College, Professor of Microbiology4 A.J. Shetty Medical College, Associate Professor of Radiology* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Pulmonary cryptococcosis associated with cryptococcal meningitis in non-HIV infected patients is an uncommon finding. We report a case of polymyositis who developed pulmonary cryptococcosis and cryptococcal meningitis while she was on long term oral steroids, treated successfully.

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Article Type: Case Report

EUR J GEN MED, 2006, Volume 3, Issue 2, 80-82

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82383

Publication date: 15 Apr 2006

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